Negros Occidental: Home to Agri-Tourism Sites

Negros Occidental is home to attractive agri-tourism destinations.

Agricultural Technologist Melimar Sanogal of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) conveyed this statement over a radio program with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

“Agri-tourism develops awareness in the community especially among those who are unfamiliar with the agriculture sector,” Sanogal said in the dialect.

Among the famous agri-tourism sites in the province are: Peñalosa Farms in Victorias City; May’s Organic Garden in Pahanocoy, Bacolod City; Buro-Buro Farm in Alangilan, Bacolod City; 26 Herbs in 6th Street, Bacolod City; Villarenia Family Farm in Patag, Silay; Rapha Valley in Don Salvador Benedicto; Peace Pond in Binalbagan; Guerero Farm in Talisay City; Gawahon Farm in Victorias City and, Mambukal Resort in Murcia.

Sanogal mentioned that those individuals visiting the agri-tourism spots experience an engaging farm life and learn home-grown agricultural food production.

The OPA, for its part, has been assisting farms, associations, and relevant sectors that showed interest on becoming agri-tourism sites.

“We have been helping them in achieving balance and sustainable development of their sites through the conduct of trainings and facilitating financial access with the Agricultural Training Institute, among others,” Sanogal shared. (JSC/LML/PIA6 Neg.Occ.)